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Beyond the classroom?

As a mother of a 14 month old, I enter the dreaded world of planning schooling. Having discovered the joys of creative learning, I go through a lot of attrition when I picture my little one in a ‘class’ in the traditional sense of the word. Of course most of us went through it and […]

The Dance in my life’s journey – A reminiscence

A story from the archives of Archana’s blog – http://unexploredrandomscriblings.blogspot.sg/2012/06/cluster-of-fun-and-activities-navarasa.html from Friday, 15 June 2012. It has been almost a year since I was absorbed into this swarm of art and activity enthusiasts. Little did I know when I joined that it is going to be a part of me through out my journey. I was looking […]

Art Traumas

When I was about thirteen or so, I vividly remember sitting in ‘art class’ with a huge sheet in front of me covered in what looked like watercolour vomit. The instructions for the class was to paint a feeling or a memory. I happened to feel the early teenage turmoil of my secret crush not […]

From IQ to Multiple Intelligence

The concept of Dr. Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory has been around since 1983. To reiterate, it suggest that the traditional notion of intelligence based on IQ testing alone is limiting. The progress of an individual in a traditional setup seems to depend on this perception of intelligence. It is becoming clear as we move away from […]

Play is the highest form of research

  Despite all efforts to make learning effective, a big percentage of education still relies on teaching methods adopted during the industrial revolution, that of passive one-way instruction. In the knowledge era the efforts to make it interactive, using multimedia does bring in better assimilation of information. But it still remains passive after the initial […]